Southwestern posts sweep over Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma hardly looked like a winless team in Friday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. The Bulldogs, who brought an 0-9 record to Portales, pounded ENMU pitching for 32 runs on 32 hits and notched a 14-7, 18-8 sweep of the Greyhounds, […]

Northeastern earns sweep over Hounds

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ENMU first baseman Tyler Rutherford tries to snag a wide throw as Northeastern State’s Jimmy Pike reaches base safely during Friday’s opener of a doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Northeastern State’s bats jumped all over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Greyhound Field. […]

Orediggers top ENMU in finale

CNJ statt PORTALES — Thanks primarily to Mike Deal, Colorado School of Mines ended Eastern New Mexico University’s school-record start on Sunday. Deal, the Oredigggers’ junior first baseman, slammed a pair of three-run homers and Mines held on to win a 16-12 slugfest at Greyhound Field, salvaging the finale of the teams’ four-game series. Senior […]

Hounds edge Orediggers in home opener

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ENMU pitcher Evan Corteau threw seven scoreless innings on Friday and got the win in the Greyhounds’ 3-2 victory over Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Evan Courteau had managed his pitch count well and had a shutout through seven innings […]

ENMU wins twice in Angelo State Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Left fielder Christina Helland threw out the potential tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh Saturday night, helping preserve Eastern New Mexico’s 3-2 victory over West Texas A&M in the season-opening Angelo State Classic softball tournament. The Zias lost to Angelo State on Friday, but […]

Hounds earn season-opening sweep over Sul Ross State

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Senior catcher Gerald Juarez went 3-for-4 and hit a clinching three-run homer in the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Sul Ross State 8-5 Friday in the first game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds came back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap as senior Mike […]

Zia strikes final blow against Roosevelt

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Jeramiah Beaman of Clovis Zia slides safely past Roosevelt County catcher Jarret Faust during Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star game in Portales. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the […]

Cats roll to pair of wins

CNJ staff Jonathan Ware pitched a six-inning no-hitter Thursday night as Clovis completed a doubleheader sweep of Portales with a 10-0 win in summer high school baseball at Bell Park. The Wildcats won the opener 12-2 as both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. Portales filled in for Shallowater, which was unable to make […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

Cibola outslugs Wildcats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola rode its potent offense to a 11-1 win over Clovis on Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball tournament. The fourth-seeded Cougars roughed up two Clovis pitchers for 11 hits in a game that ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. “We […]

Clovis up against dangerous offense

Clovis junior Cade Wheeler pitches during the Cats’ 19-1 win over Texico on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) CNJ staff With one spectacular and one solid start in his last two games, senior Sean Cruce got the nod as the Wildcats’ starting pitcher when 13th-seeded Clovis goes on the road to face fourth-seeded Cibola […]

Lady Cats split and wait

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Hobbs sophomore Blakely Jenkins is caught in a rundown between Clovis’ Sonia Chavez, left and Jordan Garrett. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Now the waiting begins for the Clovis softball team. The Wildcats had a chance to pull into second place in District 4-5A in a home doubleheader with Hobbs. […]

Hounds swept by division leader

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ENMU pitcher Seth Clabaugh throws from the mound during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 […]

Wildcats salvage District 4-5A split

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Clovis shortstop Cade Wheeler rounds third base on his way to score during the Cats’ five-run fourth inning. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant After an error-filled, lopsided loss to the Carlsbad in the opener of Friday’s District 4-5A doubleheader, Clovis surely was heading the wrong direction against its district rivals. […]

Wildcats earn first sweep of season

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Clovis senior Sean Cruce, right, tries to break up a double play under Roswell Goddard senior Jesse Garza during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.(CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Thanks to Mother Nature, Clovis senior Matt Ulibarri knows his Bondsian effort on Saturday will have an asterisk attached to […]

Hounds offense explodes, but Texans force split

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Wayland Baptist outslugs Hounds

PORTALES — Wayland Baptist’s Jonathan Reynoso homered on the second pitch of the game and went on to hit for the cycle, and the Pioneers never looked back Tuesday night in a 17-4 rout of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. Wayland Baptist (24-20), which lost at home to ENMU 15-14 early in the […]

Lady Eagles take two from Clovis

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles came from behind for wins in both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Lady Wildcats. In the first game, Clovis held a one-run lead until the bottom of the seventh, when the Lady Eagles scored two runs for the 2-1 win. In the second game, Clovis […]

Buffs even series by sweeping Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven unearned runs in the 10th inning for a 9-2 […]

Hounds’ bats key sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Justin Gee accepts congratulations from teammates after scoring during a 10-run fourth against West Texas A&M on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team may have been struggling recently, but the Greyhounds certainly broke out on Friday night. Sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy led a […]